Safety for all
Refugees are in danger because of Canada’s cruel and unlawful decision to close the Canada-US border to people seeking refugee protection. This move violates international law, is out of step with public health measures that can only work when they protect everyone, and puts refugee claimants at risk of persecution, torture or worse. Those who are denied entry could be detained by American authorities in extremely harsh conditions or sent back to countries where their lives are in peril.
Canada can uphold its international legal obligations and protect public safety through quarantines and testing – the same measures that are in place for other essential cross-border travel.
In times of crisis, it’s more vital than ever to safeguard our basic human rights. None of us are safe until all of us are safe. In the midst of COVID-19 and in its eventual aftermath, help us protect human rights. Act today.